What It Costs To Wheel With High Rollers
Last week we brought you the coolest 4x4s and off-road rigs of the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction and not surprisingly, it was a huge hit with most of you even if most of us could never afford to bid on any of those clean classic rigs that rolled across the auction block. We thought you guys deserved to know what the highest selling 4x4s and off-road rigs were at this year’s auction in Scottsdale, Arizona so we decided to compile a list of the top 21 rigs from the 2014 Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction.
We do want to warn you ahead of time though, most of these trucks and 4x4s have sold for nowhere near their street value so don’t think that old farm truck stuffed in the shed out back is worth more than modern crew cab 4x4 diesel truck. Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with owning a beater or two… or three – just as long as you realize that it’s not going to bring in more dough than your neighborhood bakery.
Check out what these classic 4x4s sold for this year!
2012 FORD F-350 PICKUP - Lot# 3002 - Sold for $200,000
This 2012 Ford F-350 Powerstroke diesel was designed by Chip Foose for WD40. Although it sold for $200,000, it did so as a charity auction to benefit three SEMA Cares charities.
1944 GMC AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE DUKW Lot# 1584 - Sold for $110,000
This D.U.K.W. was restored in 2007. The entire body was stripped inside and out, it was then sand blasted, primed and painted. The drivetrain was inspected, repaired as necessary and reinstalled all new brakes, brake cylinders, tires, undercarriage parts, motor, transmission, floorboards, wiring etc. This Duck has been utilized as a private amphibious vehicle since that time. It drives and swims about three times a year. The body of this Duck is in great shape and the sides have not been cut as so many were to drain water. This is a very water tight and great running Duck. The DUKW is a six-wheeled amphibious truck designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman and Stevens and General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. It is a modification of the 2 ton capacity "Deuce" trucks used by the military in World War II. This is a very clean and great condition Duck.
1952 DODGE POWER WAGON PICKUP - Lot# 1247 - Sold for $99,000
The Power Wagon is the original Dodge 4-Wheel-Drive truck that has earned a reputation for tremendous pulling power and stamina. The old Power Wagon is powered by a 230.2 c.i. inline six-cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission that sends the power out to a 2-speed transfer case. Power take-off operates a front-mounted 7500-pound winch. This truck was formerly part of the Herb Hobi collection from Oregon, well-known for Power Wagons. The last year has been spent on a body-off extensive restoration. Every effort has been made to make this the finest Power Wagon in existence.
1962 DODGE POWER WAGON M37B1 PICKUP - Lot# 1027.1 - Sold for $88,000
This truck is the recipient of a 22 month, 1,800 hour, frame-off, nut and bolt restoration by famed Power Wagon specialist, M Series Rebuild of Norwood, North Carolina. It was updated to keep pace in modern day traffic and features a Cummins QSB 4.5 Liter turbo diesel engine with a 5-speed overdrive transmission. The 4.5 Liter engine produces 160hp and a prodigious 450 pound-feet of torque, which with the 'real world' ratios and 69 percent overdrive, makes quick work of any terrain, asphalt to Alps. Other notable features include heavy duty WARN locking front hubs, a custom made ultra-high capacity all aluminum radiator and all aluminum charge air cooler, ceramic coated turbo and exhaust manifold, stainless exhaust system. A set of 35-inch Yokohama Geolander Mud Terrains get the M37 through just about anything in its path. Simply put, this M37B1 is better than new in every way and ranks among the very finest of its kind in existence.
1941 DODGE CUSTOM 4X4 PICKUP - Lot# 446 - Sold for $82,500
This 1941 WW2 ½ ton Dodge features all original exterior except for the color. A 1978 truck frame and running gear were swapped in and the whole truck was sprayed in a PPG concept green. Power comes from a balanced 496 big block Chevy with Eagle crank and rods as well as 11:1 compression pistons. The engine breaths through an Edelbrock Victor intake manifold with an 850 CFM Demon carburetor. It runs on pump gas while an MSD ignition system lights the fire. Backing up all that power is a Turbo 400 automatic with a 3500 RPM stall torque convertor. The truck also features an IDIDIT column, HWY 15 wiring kit, classic gold gauges, aluminum radiator, Flowmaster exhaust and four-wheel disc brakes. A DANA 44 front differential and a GM 14-bolt rear stuffed with 4.10 gears get the old Dodge moving while a 28 gallon aluminum fuel cell ensures there’s plenty of fuel to get to your destination. A set of Super Swamper tires mounted on American Racing wheels give it a great look while the Rancho suspension gives it a little bit more off-road prowess. The whole thing has 350 miles since it was restored.
1971 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 939 - Sold for $71,500
This custom 1971 Ford Bronco SUV was finished in Lamborghini Grigio Telesto over a black interior. The Bronco has been completely rotisserie restored from the ground up. Every single nut, bolt, hose, seal, gasket, or working part has been either refinished or replaced. It packs a ground-pounding 351 Windsor V8 backed by a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and has a fully built suspension and custom roll cage. The entire interior was Rhino Lined and all three seats were completely re-done with new foam and covers as well as custom armrests for passenger comfort on the rear bench seat. A Tuffy Security center console was added to keep valuables out of sight and out of mind. A Hydro Boost power brake assist system ensures this Early Bronco can get slowed down in a hurry if need be.
2009 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 799 - Sold for $66,000
You might notice this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from the May 2012 cover of Four Wheeler Magazine. The interior and exterior were stripped to the raw skeleton then refinished in Lamborghini Tri-coat orange. Power comes from a 6.1 Liter SRT8 Burnsville 505hp Off Road HEMI conversion. Both front and rear axles were replaced with high pinion DANA 60s and handling comes from a Teraflex long arm suspension featuring King coilovers along with a Heavy Duty big brake kit and PSC hydro assist steering. The large 40-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain tires mounted on 20-inch custom bead lock performance wheels finish off the look of this Wrangler, The Jeep has only 8,000 actual miles and any off road miles were solely for photo shoots so you can be the first one to break it in properly if you’re the winning bidder.
1972 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ-40 SUV - Lot# 767 - Sold for $66,000
This 1972 Toyota FJ40 was just completed after a 3-year professional total frame-off rotisserie restoration. The FJ was completely disassembled and every part was either reconditioned or replaced with OEM parts. It features all the original steel and the body and frame were media blasted, primed and painted. The drivetrain was completely gone through while the suspension was handled by Spector off-road. The inside of the FJ40 was treated to a set of custom stitched seats. Many of the parts have been powder coated including the oil pan, seat frames and roll bar. A ceramic coated exhaust system scavenges out the exhaust better than the factory setup ever did. A set of stainless brake and fuel lines were also installed and the restoration was completed using stainless hardware with great attention to detail.
2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICON CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 793 - Sold for $58,300
This Jeep started life as a fully loaded 4 door Jeep Rubicon Unlimited. Then it received a no-expense-spared build for the SEMA show in 2010. The attention to detail is comparable to the best of show cars but can still get down and dirty even in extreme off-road situations. The highlights to this spectacular vehicle include a Burnville Off-road professionally installed new crate HEMI 5.7 Liter V8 with 6.1 cam, new crate NV7500 6-speed transmission and MBRP custom mandrel bend T304 3-inch exhaust from manifold back with high flow stainless catalytic converters. It also features a Currie aluminum anti-rock rear sway bar as well as custom built front and rear drive shafts while a Dana 60 axle is stuffed with 5.13 gears for more low end grunt to crawl up the rocks. A Rock Krawler 5.5-inch long arm coilover triangulated suspension lift gives this JK its off-road prowess while a set of 2.5-inch coilover with remote reservoir allow it to hit whooped out roads without breaking a sweat. A set of Mickey Thompson classic lock 17x9 wheels wrapped in a set of Goodyear MTR Kelvar tires give this Jeep an aggressive all business look.
2008 JEEP WRANGLER CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 1234 - Sold for $56,100
This 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind custom 2013 SEMA Show JK-8 Wrangler. KAO Autostyling built this Jeep with an unlimited budget to be displayed at the SEMA show and the MOTORTREND AUTO SHOW. Several months of designing, fabricating went in to the build. This vehicle was stripped of all of its factory exterior features and refinished in a three tone color scheme which even flows through the interior. The front and rear bumpers were replaced with Aries off-road 3-piece modular bumpers which can be narrowed with removable alloy end caps. The rear bumper has a custom built spare tire carrier. A set of 4-inch Aries off road tubular step bars were a must in order to climb in to the jeep after a 7-inch BDS suspension long arm lift kit was installed along with FOX racing shocks at all four corners. A set of 20-inch BMF wheels wrapped in 38-inch Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain tires give the JK-8 better footing in the dirt while a set of Bushwacker pocket style fender flares allow the axles to articulate through their travel without ruining the bodywork. A Mile Marker hydraulic winch has also been stuffed in the front bumper in case someone else gets stuck in the mud.
1966 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 4X4 PICKUP - Lot# 855 - Sold for $55,000
Here’s another Chevrolet 4x4 short bed step side and just like the blue '66 Short Bed in this article. This one is a top quality complete rotisserie frame-off restoration. This truck was restored by the same people who restored the Blue ’66 Chevy Short Bed 4x4. It’s really just a matter of whether you prefer blue or red.
1973 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ-40 2 DOOR SUV - Lot# 782.1 - Sold for $55,000
This 1973 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a totally rust-free California truck that just finished up a frame-off restoration in October 2013 and has less than 500 miles driven since its completion. It was delivered new in Arctic White and carries its correct, numbers matching 3.9 Liter 6 cylinder with factory correct 3-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel drive system. Under the hood you'll find the correct factory finish. The suspension was rebuilt upgraded with Rancho 5000 series shocks and Selectro hubs. Of course a classic 4x4 build like this just wouldn't be the same without a tried and true WARN 8274 winch sitting proudly up front while a Safari roof rack and Hella off road lights light up the dirt for night wheeling situations.
1970 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV - Lot# 508 - Sold for $53,900
This numbers matching 1970 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was rescued from the Nevada desert in amazingly original condition. It was complete and unmolested, right down to the original factory hose clamps. The truck was completely disassembled and underwent a restoration that was completed in September of 2013. The entire powertrain was completely rebuilt reusing the restored original components such as the original alternator, carburetor and starter. The engine was bored .040-inch over and received a new cam, lifters, pistons, timing components, bearings, gaskets and seals. The transmission, transfer case and axles were meticulously rebuilt, receiving new bearings and seals throughout. All of the vehicle's components were reassembled with the original re-plated bolts and hardware. Genuine Toyota parts were used throughout the restoration and great care was taken to preserve or recreate the factory paint marks and part labels. The FJ40 was completely stripped to bare metal, epoxy primed and finished on a rotisserie using high quality PPG Deltron paint in the rare original Toyota Fashion Green color.
1960 CHEVROLET K10 APACHE 4X4 PICKUP - Lot# 726 - Sold for $52,800
GM's truck line was all new for 1960 and along with an entirely new body design, new dropped ladder frame, plus larger and more modern interior, for the first time, 4-wheel drive was offered as optional equipment direct from the factory. However, depending on configuration, the 4x4 option added as much as 47-percent to the base MSRP, so just 16-percent of Chevy trucks were delivered new from the factory with 4WD for 1960. This K10 Apache is one of those trucks! The K10 is fresh out of a full on frame-off restoration. Under the hood is the factory correct date coded 160hp 283 c.i. V-8 engine that pumps out 270 pound feet of torque to get it scooting along fairly quick for 1960 standards. It even has the period-correct reproduction off-road tires fitted on the original locking hubs and all-new hard wood bed floor fabricated and finished black, exactly as it would have rolled off the assembly line. This classic K10 Apache has only logged a total of 150 miles since the restoration was completed.
1982 TOYOTA FJ 40 LAND CRUISER 2 DOOR SUV - Lot# 793.1 - Sold for $49,500
This incredibly clean 1982 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a rust-free classic that remains almost totally original including the factory correct 2F 135hp 4.2-liter inline-6 engine that produces 210 pound feet of torque and is backed by the factory 4-speed manual transmission. As far as FJ's go, this two toned Blue and White model is definitely one of the cleanest of the show.
1977 TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 707 - Sold for $49,500
Maybe a full on restoration isn't really your style and you like a little more grunt in your off-road beast. Well, this 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was built with just that in mind. It features a 5.3-Liter Vortec Chevy V-8 engine that's backed by a 4L80E 4-speed automatic transmission that allows this old FJ to cruise at highway speeds all day lond. A 3-inch lift kit gives it enough clearance to run a set of 33-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires for better off-road traction and an overall meaner look on the road. The rear top features factory removable rear ambulance-style doors. A 5-gallon Jerry-can gives this FJ40 a longer range in the dirt while a pick axe, rope, Hi-Lift jack and shovel ensure you are prepared for any situation in the wild. The whole interior was sprayed with Rhino liner for protection and easy cleanup. This is a true modern classic off-road rig.
1973 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM 4X4 - Lot# 737 - Sold for $48,400
This 1973 Ford Bronco has undergone a full body-off rotisserie restoration and features a rebuilt 302 c.i. V-8 engine as well as a BDS lift kit with Mickey Thompson wheels and 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. Inside you'll find a JVC stereo system along with all-new upholstery. This Early Bronco also has it's own soft-top as well as hart-top.
1974 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ-40 CUSTOM - Lot# 950.3 - Sold for $47,300
This 1974 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser underwent a ground-up, body-off restoration and was upgraded to a powerful Chevy 350 c.i. V-8 crate engine topped with a Weiand 671 supercharger that was raised five inches to poke through the hood for an even more menacing look. A TH350 automatic transmission backs up all that power while a set of Holley 450 CFM carburetors that were modified to work with the supercharger sit atop the the engine. An MSD 6AL ignition with Mallory Unilite distributor as well as a Crane cam and roller rockers allow this FJ40 to blow the doors off most off-road rigs in the dirt and even the road. Since all that power equals more heat under the hood, an aluminum radiator with expansion tank and stainless lines allow it to dissipate the heat much better than the factory setup. A set of 11-inch custom lift springs were swapped in to allow for enough clearance for the massive 39.5-inch Super Swamper tires mounted on Weld Racing wheels. A set of 21-inch chrome Rancho shocks keep the FJ under control on the road as well as in the dirt. The roll cage was powder coated and a bikini top was draped over the top of it, perfect for summer cruising.
1966 TOYOTA FJ45 LAND CRUISER PICKUP - Lot# 925.1 - Sold for $44,000
This 1966 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser is a rare pick-up model, which was designated FJ45 by the factory, A body-off restoration was completed in November 2013. A set of Rancho shocks were bolted on to give it a better ride down rough roads while a set of 29-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A Tires mounted on the factory white wagon wheels give it better traction in any type of terrain. The FJ45 also has an in cab roll-bar as well as a bed rail cage. A Warn winch along with Hella off-road lights ensure this FJ45 can make it through anything in it's path, even when it's at a loss for traction or sunlight. Under the hood you'll find the correct date-coded factory original 3.9-liter "F" inline-6 engine.
1966 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 4X4 PICKUP - Lot# 854 - Sold for $44,000
This clean Chevrolet 4x4 short bed is the result of a very professional, complete, rotisserie frame-off restoration. Starting with a bare frame and an endless supply of funds combined with the labor of love, this five year build is arguably one of the best. Every nut, bolt, wire, gasket, seal, everything, all the glass, rubber and wiring, etc. is new or has been rebuilt correct to factory specs. The bolts, nuts and springs and all components have been correctly coated as from the factory. All body panels were painted separately by the top restoration professionals in the industry, and then reassembled. New and styled correct interior, completely rebuilt power-train and highly polished oak bed floor with stainless strips.
1975 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV - Lot# 434 - $44,000
This ’75 Ford Bronco was taken down to bare metal before it was completely restored in 2013. It was professionally built and upgraded to a 351 c.i. Windsor V-8 with a roller cam, Mass-Air-Flow Fuel Injection and a Ron Davis aluminum radiator. A set of dual battery system ensure there’s plenty of juice for the tunes and the lights while a Hydroboost system allows for way better stopping than the factory Early Bronco setup. An NV4500 5-speed manual transmission allows you to row through the gears while an Atlas 4-speed Transfercase as well as a Dana 44 front and High Nine rear differentials with alloy 35-spline axle shafts front and rear along with ARB air lockers allows this classic suv to crawl up and over any obstacle on the trail. A set of 36-inch Interco Irok tires give it some much needed grip on the rocks while still having decent road manners.